That ’70s Show alum Topher Grace is returning to network comedy as a star of Home Economics, ABC’s single-camera family comedy pilot from writers Michael Colton and John Aboud, the Tannenbaum Co., Lionsgate TV and ABC Studios.
Grace, who also will executive produce Home Economics, was among the sought after actors this pilot season. Landing him lifted the contingency off Home Economics, securing the project a pilot green light. It also marked one of the biggest talent deals so far this pilot season.
As Deadline reported last month, because of the increased competition from streamers which is luring away top acting talent, broadcast networks have been pressured to raise the salary bar in order to attract top-tier actors who are growing more reluctant to do a